Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
Close your eyes and try to relax. We’re going to take you back on a journey through the days before negative gearing, almond milk in cafes and smart phones at concerts.
Your moshing to Grinspoon at the Homebake festival. You flick on the radio and hear the familiar tones of Smoke by Eskimo Joe (we’re in the pre- five o’clock shadow, gritty suburban rock days) and Weir by Killing Heidi. The girl that you met at the disco has given you some Jebediah and Superjesus records to borrow.
All this sound both nostalgically familiar yet tragically forgotten? Well, open your eyes and feast your senses on the recently announced Hotter Than Hell Tour, the latest musical venture into the revisiting of an age of Aussie rock both past yet treasured dearly.
Boasting a lineup with the likes of the aforementioned acts and the addition of throwbacks The Superjesus, Regurgitator, Dallas Frasca and more contemporary veterans Frenzal Rhomb, IV League and Rackett, the Hotter Than Hell mini-fest is the definition of the ‘back to the good ol’ days’ rock festival.
Appearing in often bypassed cities of the Aussie touring circuit, organisers made it clear that a past-aesthetic was on the agenda, noting “The intention of Hotter Than Hell has been to bring back…some of your best festival memories similar to that of Homebake and Livid, but more importantly, bringing it to thriving areas that don’t get spoiled with great touring music usually.”
With each show limited to 1,000 tickets at a price of $60, it’s time to don the old Brisbane Lions premiership guernsey and hope to hell that Eskimo Joe play Sweater.
You’ll never have so much fun. Find all the details below.
HOTTER THAN HELL 2018 Dates.
Tickets available here.
KIRWAN TAVERN – TOWNSVILLE – QLD – 13 JAN
ESKIMO JOE, JEBEDIAH, KILLING HEIDI, THE SUPERJESUS AND THE KOFFIN ROCKERS
HARVEY ROAD TAVERN – GLADSTONE – QLD – 20 JAN
GRINSPOON, JEBEDIAH, KILLING HEIDI, THE SUPERJESUS AND THE KOFFIN ROCKERS
REDLAND BAY HOTEL – REDLAND BAY – QLD – 27 JAN
ESKIMO JOE, JEBEDIAH, THE SUPERJESUS, THIRSTY MERC AND DALLAS FRASCA
COOPERS ALE HOUSE – GEPPS CROSS – S.A – 3 FEB
GRINSPOON, THE SUPERJESUS, 28 DAYS AND RACKETT
RACEHORSE HOTEL – IPSWICH – QLD – 10 FEB
ESKIMO JOE, JEBEDIAH, FRENZAL RHOMB, RACKETT AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
YORK ON LILYDALE – MT EVELYN – VIC – 10 FEB
GRINSPOON, KILLING HEIDI, THE SUPERJESUS, DALLAS FRASCA AND IV LEAGUE
GATEWAY HOTEL – GEELONG – VIC – 3 MARCH
GRINSPOON, REGURGITATOR, THE SUPERJESUS, DALLAS FRASCA AND IV LEAGUE